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Cameron's coup: how the Tories took Britain to the brink

Cameron's coup: how the Tories took Britain to the brink

Toynbee, Polly, 1946- author; Walker, David, 1950 November 8- author

Don't mistake David Cameron for bland PR man. Despite coalition compromises, he has turned out to be more radical than Margaret Thatcher. She privatised industries. But he planned to dismantle the welfare state itself - starting with the NHS. The cuts signalled an assault on Britain's post-war social settlement. The authors report how a party that failed to win a Commons majority has still been devastatingly effective. Blending analysis and statistics with moving human stories from Sydenham to Sheffield, 'Cameron's Coup' argues that Britain is becoming meaner and harsher. The pressing question is whether these changes are irrevocable

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Guardian Books and Faber & Faber, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Polly Toynbee and David Walker
ISBN: 1783350431, 9781783350438
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 314 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Great Britain Economic policy 1997-; Great Britain Politics and government 2007-; Great Britain Economic conditions 21st century.; Coalition governments Great Britain.; Great Britain Social policy 1979-; Conservatism Great Britain.; Politics and Government.; Great Britain Social conditions 21st century.